Let me tell you some facts about Vaishano Devi temple:
-Vaishno Devi is amongst the most revered Hindu pilgrimages sites in India. Situated at the Trikuta Hills in Jammu (Katra), the cave temple of Goddess Vaishno Devi, who is the manifestation of Goddess Parvati or Shakti is said to be the abode of 33 Hindu gods.
-Vaishno Devi Temple is the most-sought after pilgrimage of the Hindus. Located at Trikoot Parvat, Mata Vaishno Mandir is the holiest shrine of India and it is famous all over the World. The temple is accessible by a journey of 13 kms from Katra. Katra is a small town that falls in Udhampur district of Jammu. From Jammu, Katra lies at a distance of 50 kms
-Navaratri is considered the most auspicious time to visit Mata Vaishno Devi cave temples. Visiting Vaishno Devi during the Navaratras is believed as being one step closer to attaining heaven.
These are some facts (mentioned above)❤️????
After around 1 hr and 20 minutes (at 6:30 aprox) , we reached to the Bhawan. (We took almost 3hrs to reach Bhawan from the starting,i e. The place where we had lunch in the langar.)
As this is the slot for the aarti, the temple gate is closed till 8:30PM.
Utilizing the time, We bought prashad from the Prashad counter near the bhawan by the shrine board. We had tea and snacks as a evening snacks at annapoorna bhaojnayala . After that, we went to the Kalika Bhawan, bought tokens (Rs 70 per head) for the waiting room to take bath as Kalika Bhawan provides rooms with hot water all the time.
It was almost 8:30 PM as we took bath. We directly went to the cloak room for the army persons just opposite to Gate#5.
After we submitted our belongings at the cloak room, we went to the gate#5, took the entry in the darshan queue. The queue wasn't that long that we have seen earlier (in the past years).
We had a great darshan of Mata Vaishano Devi.❤️????
At that time the temperature decreased drastically, actually the temperature was already low but as we were ascending so our body was warm not affected by that temperature at the time of the yatra walk.. but when we reached there, our body got rest for almost 2hrs, so now we were feeling the chilling temperature.